Crocheted Potholder : Quoting the pattern description, because it is just so fun .... " The crocheted potholder is really a giant strawberry in appearance - it's 7 ½ inches long and 7 inches wide. The stem is 2 ½ inches long and the leaves are crocheted separately and then attached to the bursting red berry. It's as practical as it is good looking as its thick and sturdy - you can slip in a layer of outing flannel or heavy unbleached muslin between the two sides - making it heavy enough to handle the hottest pots without burning your hand. This makes a grand present for the new bride - a "strawberries and cream" gift: And for your church bazaars and parties at which you raise money for various war relief agencies, the big strawberry will be an instant success."
This is a Mail Order pattern, purchased through newspapers and catalogs. This pattern was marketed as Anne Cabot 5333 in 1945. The newspaper description: "This crochet strawberry potholder rates, according to a letter from a needlework fan in Newton, Mass, as No 1 on her list. She says she has made fifty six of them and given away as gifts. I can easily believe it as the giant strawberry 7 x 7-1/2 inches crocheted of bright red cotton and trimmed with separate green leaves is one of the most popular designs in the country. Try crocheting one for a Christmas present - you'll be delighted".
Materials: 1 ball knitting and crochet cotton, red; 1 ball knitting and crochet cotton, green; NEEDLE: #3 steel crochet hook.